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she will play the bombshell tape she recorded in the situation room. and the leaders of north and south korea announcing a summit in pyongyang. we go live to seoul. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> very happy it is monday. i'm dave briggs. the president once called her honest, of course, but now a low life. we start with the president returning to the white house. following a week at the new jersey golf club that the white house called a working vacation. special counsel robert mueller's russia investigation is no doubt top of mind in the west wing. sunday, rudy giuliani telling cnn if the president sits down for questioning by mueller, he will deny he directed james comey to end the investigation of former national security adviser michael flynn. >> the president said he never told comey he should go easy on flynn. comey says he did.
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if he goes in and testifies under oath, instead of this being a dispute, they can say it is perjury. if they elect to believe comey instead of trump. >> contrast that to what he told abc in july. >> how is he a good witness for the president if the president was asking him or directing him to let the michael flynn go. >> he didn't say that. he said can you give him a break. >> can you give him a break? which is it? the president never asked comey to give him a break or he did? last june, the former fbi director told the president -- told him during that meeting, i hope you can see your way clear to letting this go. to letting flynn go. he is a good guy. i hope you can let this go. serious concerns in the white house now we know former aide omarosa manigault newman was able to sneak a recording device into the situation room. omarosa appeared on "meet the
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press." she claims the recording you are about to hear is chief of staff john kelly firing her last december. >> i think it is important to understand if we make this a friendly departure, we can look at your time here in the white house as a year of service to the nation and you can go on without any type of difficulty in the future relative to your reputation. >> it is very obvious threat. he goes on to say that things can get ugly for you. the chief of staff of the united states under the direction of the president of the united states threatening me on damage to my reputation and things getting ugly for me. that is downright criminal. if i did not have these recordings, no one in america would believe me. >> chief of staff kelly told omarosa the concerns involved money and integrity issues. sarah sanders saying the idea of
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a staff member would sneak a recording device into the white house situation room shows a disregard for the national security and to brag about it on national television proves the lack of character and integrity of the former white house employee. breaking overnight. north and south korea agreed to hold a third inter korea summit. we have will ripley standing by in hong kong. will, is this any progress in denuclearization or a preset schedule? >> reporter: this is happening days after north korea blasted the united states in the u.s. and north korea admitted the denuclearization stalled. south korea is asking for both sides to play ball here. the two sides, north and south met along the demilitarized zone and announcing some time in september, moon jae-in and kim jong-un will meet in pyongyang. this is a big deal.
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the first timie the south korea president will visit pyongyang. this comes at the time the denuclearization process could fall apart or get a jump start. that is the south korean traditional role. we don't fknow when it will happen. early september seems difficult. in a month, north korea is planning a celebration to mark foundation day. they are inviting world leaders. could that be around the time? september 9th that president moon has the summit? keep in mind the united nations kicks off on september 17th. we will talk to sources trying to figure out when the summit takes place. we will see what it means for future talks with the united states. >> a lot of questions remain. will ripley, thank you. protesters against racism
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out numbering the group of white nationalists demonstrating across from the white house. two dozen white nationalists made the way from the metro station to the stage for the united right 2 rally. it was shadowed by a couple of thousand counter protesters and d.c. police. the nationalists speeches were drowned out by the anti-racist group. >> the white national ifists en the program early. the organizer behind the last year's unite the right rally in charlotteville that left three dead. he blames the low turn out on logistical issues. in charlottcharlottesville,
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demonstrators paid respects to heather heyer writings on the walls and speaking out against the police. heather's mother spoke out about her daughter. >> i burst into tears when i first got there. there were people there traumatized because they were there last year. it was very challenging for them. one young man hugged me and could not stop the tears rolling down his cheeks. another one came up and said he had been there last year. one finished her final surgery about a month ago and she walked up to hug me. >> police arrested four people at the charlotte protest. there were no reported injuries. >> the president posted a tweet ahead of the protest saying the riots in charlottesville a year ago resulted in a senseless death and division.
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we must come together as a nation. i condemn all types of racism. peace to all americans. a bit of the departure from the comments from last year's united right rally when he said there were fine people on both sides of the conflict. critics said the president has not specifically condemned white supremacists. the gop weighing options after chris collins suspended his re-election campaign on saturday. he was indicted on charges relating to insider trading. he continues to maintain his innocence. republican operative tells cnn officials are thinking of nominating collins for a town clerkship. one of the ways he could be replaced on the ballot. >> two strong trump supporters will try for the seat. one is carl paladino and one who came under fire for making racist comments about michelle obama. the collins scandal puts a heavily republican district in new york back in play and may
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impact the an belt built -- ability to flip the house in november. president trump once again attacking harley-davidson. the president encouraging a boycott if harley moves production overseas. many plan to boycott the company. great. most other companies are coming in our direction, including harley competitors. a bad move. trump first criticized harley in june after it planned to shift production overseas. harley needs to avoid steep tariffs from the eu. the tariffs could cost harley $100 million a year. they are in response to the trump tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum. raising costs for harley. raising costs by $20 million a year. two ways the trade policies are hurting this company. trump has threatened harley with higher taxes and warned of a public backlash. his tweet came after hosting a bikers for trump rally over the weekend.
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it is remarkable. a republican president. you have to remember, a republican president singling out an american company. >> for what amounts to making a smart business decision. imagine what a democratic president would say. an investigation is under way to determine how on earth a man in seattle was able to steal this passenger plane prompting a military response. what he told the control tower moments before the fatal crash. the latest next. this is a story about mail and packages. and it's also a story about people. people who rely on us every day to deliver their dreams they're handing us more than mail they're handing us their business and while we make more e-commerce deliveries to homes than anyone else in the country, we never forget... that your business is our business
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new concerns about big gaps in airport security after a 29-year-old grounds service agent stole a plane at seattle tacoma airport and took off without
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authorization and crashed in a wooded island with military jets on his tail. richard russell speaking to air traffic controllers before dying in the wreckage and flames. >> i have a lot of people that care about me and it will disappoint them to hear i did this. i would like to apologize to each and every one of them. just a broken guy. got a few screws loose, i guess. i never really knew it until now. >> just remarkable. cnn's kyung lah in seattle with the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: good morning, christine and dave. ntsb has recovered the flight data recorder from the crash. it is on its way to washington, d.c. it will be analyzed approximately mid week. investigators hoping to learn a little bit more about what was going on with the plane. this plane in the crash went through several hundred feet of trees.
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virtually nothing is left of it, say investigators, other than one small wing section. the investigation shifting to 29-year-old richard russell. what was happening with the three and a half year horizon air employee. he had security clearance to be there as a grounds worker. he appeared happy at work. he posted video blogs of how much he enjoyed his job. he was happily married according to his family. for them and the friends he had to hear the conversations he had with air traffic control. it is simply heartbreaking. >> it may seem difficult for those watching at home to believe, but beebo was a warm and compassionate man. as the recording shows, beebo's intent was not to harm anyone. he was right in saying there are so many people who loved him. >> reporter: beebo is a family name for him. before giving the statement, the family said a prayer. they said it is the faith that
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is helping them. christine and dave. >> kyung lah. thank you. baltimore police say an officer caught on video beating a man has resigned. a warning, the video from saturday is disturbing. for 12 seconds, you see the officer pummeling the man before pinning him to the ground with an arm across his neck. the incidents -- incident began when the officers approached him to speak to him. officers are required to do that anytime they make contact with a citizen. the situation escalated when the man refused to provide identification. baltimore's police commissioner is disturbed. to california, firefighters making progress on the holy fire. the blaze, we are told is 41% contained. authorities have lifted evacuation orders in lake
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he ficnished with a long birdie on 18. tiger ends up 14 under. his lowest score in a major without winning. >> i was always trailing. it was a golf course in which i could not sit still and make pars and be okay with it. i had to keep making birdies. i had to go get it. i tried. >> the only person standing in the way was brooks koepka. the two-time reigning u.s. open champ. unstoppable. he finished two shots better than tiger. koepka won two of the three majors he played in this year. 28-year-old just the fifth golfer ever to win the u.s. open and pga championship in the same year. and bottom of the ninth and two outs and you are a pinch hitter and you do this. david bote with a walk-off grand slam to win it for the cubs. he is pumped.
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♪ the beat goes on. president trump returning to washington to a new flip flop on his legal team. how rudy giuliani contradicted himself on a key question from the special counsel. a low-life. she's a low life. >> omarosa on the outs with president trump. she will play the bombshell tape she recorded in the situation room. and new signs of easing tensions on the korean peninsula. and the leaders of north and south korea announcing a summit in pyongyang.
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and we have more on the flight in seattle with the plane that was stolen. welcome back to "early start." i'm dave briggs. >> i'm christine romans. we start with the president returning to the white house. following a week at the new jersey golf club that the white house called a working vacation. special counsel robert mueller's investigation perhaps is top of mind in the west wing. sunday, rudy giuliani telling cnn if the president sits down for questioning by mueller, he will deny he directed james comey to end the investigation of former national security adviser michael flynn. >> the president said he never told comey he should go easy on flynn. comey says he did. he put it in his memo. if he goes in and testifies under oath, instead of this being a dispute, they can say it is perjury. if they elect to believe comey instead of trump. >> contrast that to what he told abc in july.
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>> how is he a good witness for the president if the president was asking him or directing him to let the michael flynn go. >> he didn't say that. he said can you give him a break. >> can you give him a break? which is it? the president never asked comey to give him a break or he did? the former fbi director told the senate committee -- the president told him during that meeting, i hope you can see your way clear to letting this go. to letting flynn go. he is a good guy. i hope you can let this go. serious concerns in the white house now we know former aide omarosa manigault newman was able to sneak a recording device into the situation room. omarosa appeared on "meet the press." she claims the recording you are about to hear is chief of staff john kelly firing her last december. >> i think it is important to understand if we make this a
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friendly departure, we can look at your time here in the white house as a year of service to the nation and you can go on without any type of difficulty in the future relative to your reputation. >> it is very obvious threat. he goes on to say that things can get ugly for you. the chief of staff of the united states under the direction of the president of the united states threatening me on damage to my reputation and things getting ugly for me. that is downright criminal. if i did not have these recordings, no one in america would believe me. >> chief of staff kelly told omarosa the concerns involved money and integrity issues. sarah sanders saying the idea of a staff member would sneak a recording device into the white house situation room shows a disregard for the national security and to brag about it on national television proves the lack of character and integrity of the former white house employee.
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>> you can't make this stuff up. joining us is julian zelizer. good luck to you, sir. part of this is funny when you look at old trump tweets about omarosa. here are a couple of gems. omarosa always promises and delivers high drama. yes, she does. here is another. honest omarosa. she won't back stab. she will come at you from the front. the president hired her. let me get this straight. he hired her first on "apprentice" and then on "ultimate merger" and hired her to be a senior white house aide at the top salary level. what does it say that she recorded her firing in the situation room and how serious? >> it says a lot about who the president surrounds himself with. this white house is not filled
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with people of expertise or politics. it is a bit of a wild west in the entire white house. the fact this is recorded and people are bringing cell phones into the situation room is unprecedented and unbelievable. >> if she is being tapped or spied on by foreign governments? i'm not saying she was. isn't that a security breach? >> the whole point of the situation room is it is a closed room. these conversations, whethers sanctions against iran, or russian interference in the election and what to do, you have this. that is not what appeared to happen. loose rules and loose regulations in the white house. >> she will be on "today" this morning. we will see if the president tweets about her. hasn't yet other than calling her a low life on camera. >> there will be drips coming out. you hear about the omarosa
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situation is showing you how the president is surrounding himself with. and changing his story here about michael flynn. is this a strategy or a misspeak? >> it is a shift in strategy. first they said what the president said didn't mean what comey said. then they said the president can do whatever he wants. there is no problem. now they are denying the conversation all together. there is a shift in strategy. at the same time, giuliani says many things all the time. he constantly contradicts himself. there is a strategy there. throw everything out in the public. and the public is confused. it is hard to know what to believe. >> especially when you hear this explanation from giuliani about the contradicting stories. listen. s>> can you give a break? you said that? >> i said it, but i said before that i'm talking about the
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version of it. lawyers argue. i know it is complicated. we have been over it long enough -- why would i say something that isn't true? the president didn't say to him go easy on flynn or anything about flynn. he is saying that. i'm talking about their alternative. i'm saying the conversation never took place. if it did take place, and here is the conversation, that's alleged. it is not illegal to have said that. >> that clears it up. >> as does the expression on jake tapper's face. where does this leave us? >> there are two parts. the legal part and political part. the legal part we don't know how it plays out. but politically, you muddy the water. you don't allow the public to have clarity. you remember the same people like giuliani saying two or three things. in the end, you though your hands up -- you throw your hands
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up. >> i have to ask about harley-davidson. the president urging a boycott of an american company. totally out of bounds. >> who made smart business decisions. >> based on his trade policies. >> this is big government republicanism. you have a president directly going after companies. it is not the first time he has done it. it reflects that right now the gop is fine with this as well. first they were fine with the trade war. now they are fine with him going after specifics. >> and deficits and 2$21 trillion national debts. >> this is what the republican party is about. >> imagine if barack obama tweeted that about an american company. the outrage on the right. julian, thank you. breaking overnight. north and south korea agreed to hold a third inter korea summit.
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the summit is scheduled for september in pyongyang. this would be the first time the south korean leader has gone to north korea. protesters againsti racism out number the white nationalists. about two dozen white nationalists made the way from the metro station for the united right 2 rally. they were shadowed by a couple of thousand counter protesters and d.c. police officers. the nationalists speeches were drowned out by the anti-racist group. >> [ bleep ]. >> the white nationalists ended the program and went back to the metro station. the organizer was behind the
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rally in charlottesville which left three dead. dozens more were injured. he blames the low turn out this year on logistical issues. in charlottesville, demonstrators gathered together where heather heyer was killed last year. they scrawled on the buildings and expressing disgust with police who were out in force. heather's mother spoke to cnn about the tribute to her daughter. >> i burst into tears when i first got there. there were some people there very trauma sitized because the were there last year and it was challenging for them. one young man hugged me. another one came up and said he had been there last year and was having a hard time talking to me. i saw one young lady that finished her third and fourth final surgery. about a month ago. she walked. she walked up to hug me.
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>> police arrested four people at the charlottesville protests. no injuries were reported. the gop weighing options after chris collins suspended his re-election campaign saturday. collins was indicted last week on charges related to insider trading. he maintains his innocence. a republican operative saying officials are thinking about nominating collins for a town clerkship. two strong trump supporters are trying for the seat. one being carl paladino who ran in 2012 and lost. one came under fire for making innocensensitive comments about michelle obama. a jury ordering monsanto to pay hundreds of millions losing the first trial over claims the weed killer causes cancer. the california jury awarded the
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new concerns about big gaps in airport security after a 29-year-old grounds service agent stole a plane at seattle tacoma airport and took off without authorization and crashed in a wooded island with military jets on his tail. richard russell speaking to air traffic controllers before dying in the wreckage and flames. >> i have a lot of people that care about me and it will disappoint them to hear i did this. i would like to apologize to each and every one of them. just a broken guy. got a few screws loose, i guess. i never really knew it until now. >> cnn's kyung lah in seattle
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with the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: good morning, christine and dave. ntsb has recovered the flight data recorder from the crash. it is on its way to washington, d.c. it will be analyzed approximately mid week. investigators hoping to learn a little bit more about what was going on with the plane. this plane in the crash went through several hundred feet of trees. virtually nothing is left of it, say investigators, other than one small wing section. the investigation shifting to 29-year-old richard russell. what was happening with the three and a half year horizon air employee. he had security clearance to be there as a grounds worker. he appeared happy at work. he posted video blogs of how much he enjoyed his job. he was happily married according to his family. for them and the friends he had to hear the conversations he had with air traffic control. it is simply heartbreaking. >> it may seem difficult for those watching at home to believe, but beebo was a warm
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and compassionate man. as the recording shows, beebo's intent was not to harm anyone. he was right in saying there are so many people who loved him. >> reporter: beebo is a family name for him. before giving the statement, the family held hands and created a circle and said a prayer. they said it is the faith that is helping them. christine and dave. >> kyung lah. thank you. a bizarre story. the airport security part of it will be addressed. >> how easy is this? that is what they will check out on "n"- --" new day. we have john berman joining us. what do you make of omarosa manigault newman? >> you can do three things, dave briggs. i'm glad you can shave after your week off. it is nice to see your clean
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shaven face. i'm not recording this conversation between the three of us. i have a sense someone is, obviously. we get a look into what happened inside the white house. why did this meeting take place in the situation room? was the law broken or proptocol? what else did omarosa have to say about her time in the white house? key questions this morning. also rudy giuliani versus rudy giuliani. he is taking himself on and landing serious blows, right? contradicting arguments he made one month ago. what does that mean legally? what does it mean when a lawyer publicly contradicts himself? might mean nothing. he is serving more as a political adviser. and i'll speak with paul rosenswag who is a republican. he worked for ken starr on the bill clinton investigation in the 1990s. this guy said he never voted for a democrat. now he says in the midterms he
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will vote for a democrat because he thinks what the republicans are doing with regard to the mueller investigation is inn excusable -- inexcusable. this is what he is saying. the president will get the support he needs. paul will be here to say why he is voting for a democrat. >> i'll stop by to talk about harley-davidson and the president talking about boycotting an american company. remarkable. >> i'm glad you are doing that story. the idea of a republican going head-to-head with harley. i would never have said that is possible. >> thank you, john. a crisis in turkey. rattling stocks. europe opene eed lower. erdogan's government to step in to stop the currency crisis in turkey. the lira fell 11% overnight before recovering. the central bank stepped in.
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more than 11,000 people are under mandatory evacuation. the man suspected of starting the fire forrest gordon clark is being held on $1 million bail. if convicted, he faces a maximum life sentence in prison. heavy rain and rising flood waters in the northeast give a bride and groom a rough start. police in new jersey helping rescue the couple and their wedding party. stuck in the rising waters over the weekend. interesting photos. >> and in new jersey, a pileup when the rushing waters sweep a handful of cars off the dealer lot. just tumbling together at the bridge. flash flood watches remain in effect this morning. a spectacular final round for tiger woods in the pga championship. it wasn't enough to catch the winner brooks koepka. it has been a decade since tiger last won a major. 64 at bellerive was the lowest
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score in a major ever. >> what else would you expect? >> boy the st. louis crowds were epic. tiger woods finished two strokes behind brooks koepka who posted a 4 under 66 to win the second major of the year. the defending u.s. open champ captured three of the last four majors. brooks koepka is phenomenal. the story is tiger. looking like the tiger of old. >> it was fun watching that. thanks for joining us. i'm christine romans. >> i'm dave briggs. see you tomorrow. "new day" starts now. the. rusy giuliani rain taning this is just a misunderstanding.

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